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Several strong explosions sounded in the Syrian capital Damascus. Syrian state television reported that initial signs indicate that it was an Israeli attack.
Reuters and the Syrian news agency report explosions in the heart of the Syrian capital. It is not yet clear what is the source of the explosions, but Syrian television reports that it is an Israeli attack. Syria also reports that “air defense systems have been activated.”
The explosions in Damascus today come just two days after another attack in Syria attributed to Israel. At the end of the week, Syrian media reported that Israeli Air Force planes attacked Iranian arms shipments in Damascus and southern Syria. According to the official Syrian news agency, explosions were heard in the skies of the capital, and air defense systems were activated “against Israeli aggression in the airspace of Damascus.” and the southwestern region of Damascus. The UK-based Syrian Center for Human Rights said the attack took place in an “Iran-controlled area”.
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